BENEFIT CONCERT TO BE HELD FOR PETER WITHAM: The Winnecook Christian Church will be hosting a benefit concert featuring Sonny Perry and Guests on Friday, July 10th at 6 PM. This concert will be by donation as the proceeds will benefit Peter Witham and his family as he battles a sudden illness. Peter Witham, an original “Burnham Boys” member, has contributed a great deal to the community through the years. He has done an immense amount of work with The Maine Credit Union Leagues Campaign to End Hunger in Maine. The church is located on 4 Chapel Lane in Burnham. Donations may also be made at Witham’s GoFundMe page at http://www.gofundme.com/xctbp9s.
BAKED BEAN PUBLIC SUPPER: The Garland Grange will be holding a Baked Bean Public Supper on Friday, July 10th from 5 to 7 PM. The menu will include baked beans, macaroni and cheese, salad, homemade bread and desserts. This is an all you can eat supper priced at $7 for adults, $3 for children ages 5 to 12, and free for children under 5 years of age. Takeout will be available after 5 PM. All proceeds to benefit the Garland Grange Building Fund. The supper will be located at the Garland Grange Hall on Oliver Hill Road. For more information contact 924-6954.
There will be a family Contra Dance on Friday, July 10th from 7 to 10 PM. There will be family friendly live music with all dances being taught. Admission to the dance is $7 per person or $12 per family. The caller will be John McIntire and music by Some Reel People. The dance will be located at the Garland Grange Hall on Oliver Hill Road. For more information contact 924-3925 or 277-3961.
PISCATAQUIS RIVER FESTIVAL OFFERS 5K RUN AND KIDS FUN RUN: A Fitness 5K Run and Kids Fun Run will be held at the Piscataquis River Festival on Saturday, July 25th. The Kid’s Fun Run will start at 8 AM with registration beginning at 7:30 AM. This is a free event for the kids. The first 24 will receive a t-shirt and ribbon. There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards handed out at the event.
The Fitness 5K Run will begin at 8:45 AM with registration beginning at 8:15 AM. Registration for this event costs $15 and food cupboard items. The 5K may be run or walked, keep in mind runners will be timed. Both events will be held at the recreational fields in Guilford. Registration forms can be found at www.comfitme.com or you may register the day of the race/fun run. For more information contact 876-4813.
BARBECUE SPARERIB SUPPER: A barbecue sparerib supper will be hosted by the Wayside Grange on Saturday, July 11th from 5 to 6:30 PM. Cost per ticket will be $7. The menu will include, potato salad, corn bread, green salad, assorted deserts and coffee. There will be live dinner music. Takeout will be available after 6:30 PM. The supper will be located at the Wayside Grange on 851 North Dexter Road, Route 23. For more information contact Chester Bekier at 924-5711 or Facebook Wayside Grange.
The Dexter Sunrise Kiwanis Thrift Shop will have a two day half price sale on Friday, July 10th and Saturday, July 11th from 10 AM to 3 PM. All items in the shop will be at half price. All proceeds benefit Kiwanis community projects such as Hooked on Fishing, Scholarships, Bike Safety Rodeo, Preschool Reading program and more. The motto for all Kiwanis clubs is "serving the children of the world." The shop is located at 74 Grove Street. For more information contact 717-6153.
There will be a free summer concert on Tuesday, July 7th from 6:30 to 8 PM. The concert will feature Gary Knowles and will be located at the Wayside Park located on Pine Street. All dates, times and performers are subject to change.
The Dexter Fire Department’s Annual Auction will be held on Thursday, August 6th through Saturday, August 8th at 6 PM each night. The auction will be held at the Factory One parking lot (former Watering Hole on Water Street). Donations are still be accepted. If you need to drop off or have a dontation picked up contact Justin Taylor at 270-0102, Rick Fanjoy 924-3393, Rick Stocker 270-0474, Matt Connor 270-1776, William Lovejoy 949-5442 or Wilfred Murray 924-7906.
COMMUNITY BREAKFAST: The Corinth United Methodist Church will be hosting a community breakfast on Saturday, July 11th from 7 to 9 AM. The menu will consist of scrambled eggs, hash browns, pancakes, ham, sausage, juice, coffee, assorted breads and pastries. Prices for the breakfast are $7 for adults, $6 for 60 plus, and $3 for children under 12. The church is located on 275 Main Street.
FREE MEAL: A free meal will be served on Thursday, July 9th at the Louis I Bussey School House from 4 to 6:30 PM. This meal is hosted by the Dixmont United Methodist Church and would like to invite the public attend. The school is located on 994 Western Avenue.
REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE MEETING: The Palmyra Republican Committee will be meeting on Tuesday, July 7th at the Palmyra Community Center at 7 PM. All Palmyra Republicans are welcome to attend. Senator Paul Davis will be there to talk about what was accomplished in the Legislature this session. The Palmyra Community Center is located on 4 Madawaska Road. WARRIOR PRIDE GOLF CLASSIC SCRAMBLE TEES OFF: The Nokomis Sports Boosters will be hosting a Warrior Pride Golf Classic Scramble on Saturday, August 1st at Palmyra Golf Course with registration starting at 8:30 AM and a shotgun start at 10 AM. The donation is $75 per person or $300 per team. Fee includes 18 holes of golf with a cart and a meal during the round. The Palmyra Golf Course is located 147 Lang Hill Road in Palmyra. There is only room for 36 teams. To register for the golf scramble contact Mark Babin, at Nokomis Regional High, 266 Williams Road, Newport, ME or call 368-4354. The deadline for registration is Saturday, July 25th.
FINNISH DANCE: There will be a Finnish Dance at the Finn Hall on Saturday, July 11th from 7:30 to 10:30 PM. Enjoy traditional Finnish dances including schottische, polka, waltz, and foxtrot. Music led by Alexandra Conover Bennett on the accordion. The cost is $8 per person, children under 12 free. All ages are welcome with desserts being served. The dance is located at the Finn Hall on Route 15. For more information contact 997-3639.
BUMMER CONCERT SERIES: The Aurora Jazz Project will be featured next in the Stewart Free Library summer concert series. Playing on the bandstand on Thursday, July 9th at 7 PM. Bring chairs and blankets to enjoy this free concert. In case of rain, the concert will be held in the Corinna Elementary School gymnasium on 42 Stetson Road. For more information about the concert series contact the Stewart Free Library at 278-2454.
PUBLIC SUPPER: There will be a public supper at High Street Church on Friday, July 10th from 5 to 6:30 PM. The supper will be served family style with the menu consisting of sliced turkey, potatoes, salad, vegetables, homemade pies, hot and cold drinks, and one dessert. The cost of the meal is $9 for adults, $5 for children 6 through 12 and free for children ages 5 and under. Takeouts will be available for $9 each. Groups are welcome to attend. The church is located on 24 High Street.
The Sebasticook Lake Association is sponsoring a Fire Works Celebration on Saturday, July 11th at 9 AM. Fireworks will be launched from the Elaine Tardy landing off of Route 2. The Lake Association needs the communities help in order to provide a night of exciting brilliance for residents of Newport and the surrounding towns; therefore, donations are welcomed and can be mailed to: Sebasticook Lake Association Rick Berry, Treasurer 156 Grove Street, Newport, Maine 04953.
RUMMAGE SALE: The Chatterbox Club will be holding a rummage sale on Saturday, July 11th from 8 AM to 3 PM. The sale will be held on the Mason Corner Road.
The St. Albans School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) will be having a Yard Sale and Bake Sale on Friday, July 10th from 8 AM to 3 PM and Saturday, July 11th from 11 AM to 3 PM. All proceeds will help fund school supplies and field trips, along with other events planned for the upcoming school year. Donations are still being accepted. Contact Miranda Simmons at 938-4530 for more information. The PTO would like to recognize St. Albans Mini Mart, Joe's Furniture Warehouse and Sebasticook Family Doctors for their contributions to the St. Albans School this past school year. Their generosity is greatly appreciated. The St. Albans School is located on 129 Hartland Road.
REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE MONTHLY MEETING: The Somerset County Republican Committee will be holding their monthly meeting on Thursday, July 9th. A meet and greet will begin at 6:30 PM with the actual meeting beginning at 7 PM. The committee will host guest speaker Mary Mayhew, commissioner of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. The meeting will be held at the Canaan Calvary Church located on 299 Main Street.
There will be a yard sale on Saturday, July 11th from 8 AM to 4 PM at 123 Hubbard Road. Proceeds of the sale will benefit the Church of Faith building fund.
DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP: Taylor Owens, from Healthy Sebasticook Valley will be the featured speaker at the Thursday, July 9th Sebasticook Valley Health Diabetes Support Group meeting from 4 to 6 PM. Owens will provide information about perscription drug safety. The Diabetes Support Group of Sebasticook Valley Health meets the second Thursday of each month from 4 to 6 PM at the SVH Administrative Building on 130 Leighton Street. The public is welcome to attend. For more information contact the SVH Community Health and Education Department at 487-3890 ext. 2731 (tty at 487-4590).
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #32 will be holding a yard sale on Friday, July 10th and Saturday, July 11th from 9 AM to 5 PM. All proceeds to benefit Veteran’s programs. The yard sale will be located on 121 Canaan Road, Route 2.